New York native Jess Furman could sing before she could walk and jam out on the keyboard before her feet could touch the floor while sitting at the piano bench. After having been caught red-handed with her father’s prized guitar which she would sneak down to the basement to play when no one was looking, Jess received the best gift a girl could ask for – her very own hand-me-down guitar. The neck swiveled from a loose bolt and the strings were a bit rusty, but in no time at all this natural singer/songwriter was entertaining friends with Beatles parodies and kick-ass Ani Difranco riffs.
From the sidewalks of suburbia to New York City curbs and venues such as CBGBs Gallery, The Cutting Room, The Bitter End and Arlene’s Grocery, Jess Furman has been tearing up the stage for years with an act that ranges from complex acoustic guitar riffs accompanied by fast-paced lyrics to soulful piano ballads with a hint of jazzy vocal undertones.
Jess is so amazingly talented, that she wrote and performed our BFF theme song, “Count on Me“. She’s also been noticed as one of the best “Girls Night” song of all time from Girlfriend Celebrations.
For more info on Jess, check out her website: JessFurman.com and don’t forget, a new episode of BFF (with Jess’ theme song) will be airing tomorrow on: MySpace/bff.